Speech pathologist and Curtin University researcher Dr Sharon Smart has won an Aspire Award. Sharon is one of the only speech pathologists in Australia actively researching tongue tie and the impact it has on feeding skills and speech production in infants and children.
Business Events Perth / Perron Institute Aspire Award has been presented to Dr Alex Tang who is researching brain stimulation and imaging.
Armadale GP Dr Ramya Raman has been awarded the Business Events Perth / City of Fremantle Aspire Award to present her work on postnatal recovery at the World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) Asia Pacific Region Conference.
Autism researcher Dr Gail Alvares and digital health professional Ms Bec Nguyen are the recipients of the Telethon Kids Institute Aspire Award, which is coordinated by Business Events Perth.
Bioinformatics researcher Dr Saskia Freytag and diabetes researcher Dr Elizabeth Johnstone are joint winners of the Business Events Perth / Perkins Institute Aspire Award. Dr Freytag leads a research program on causes of severe epilepsy. Dr Johnstone was recognised for her work on the pre-clinical profiling of a potential kidney disease drug called DMX-200.
Victorian GP Dr Karen Price has been elected President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), with her term set to take effect from the close of the RACGP’s Annual General Meeting on 30 November 2020.